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Internship opportunities

2019 internships

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is a children’s museum located in Glen Oak Park. The PlayHouse offers 8,000 square feet of exhibit space with hands-on, interactive exhibits which showcase the industry, culture, and natural environment of Peoria and Central Illinois. In addition to permanent exhibits, the PlayHouse also offers a number of workshops and programs for families, kids, and adults.

Successful interns are innovative thinkers and leaders who are outgoing to possess a commitment to diversity and excellent customer service in support of PlayHouse goals.

to apply for internships:

Please complete the PlayHouse Intern Application Form to apply for PlayHouse Internships. Contact Kristin Vannatta, Operations Manager at [email protected] with additional questions.

Marketing Intern, Summer 2019

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Marketing Coordinator in maintaining and creating social media campaigns including researching and drafting social media posts according to PlayHouse guidelines and mission
  • Represent the PlayHouse at festivals and other community events
  • Attend PlayHouse staff and marketing meetings when possible
  • Depending on time and interests, take on one or more of the following projects: analyze social media data; photograph PlayHouse programs; catalog PlayHouse image libraries

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be upper-level undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) or graduate level.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills including comfort interacting with children and families.
  • Coursework or experience in marketing; interest in social media marketing and / or branding preferred.
  • Experience or interest in the work of children’s museums / community non-profits. Previous museum experience is not required.
  • All intern placements are contingent upon the successful completion of screening requirements including a background check. Please be sure to fill out application in addition to sending resume and cover letter.

Internship dates and hours:

June - August (flexible). Summer interns are expected to work between 15 and 30 hours per week, depending on availability.

Development Intern, Summer 2019

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Development Coordinator in maintaining donor database by entering in-kind donations, generating receipts, and updating donor information as needed. (Interns will be trained in the database – no prior development database experience required.)
  • Conduct donor research.
  • Assist with the PlayHouse’s fall fundraiser, “Be Anything!”.
  • Assist with and track #GivingTuesday social media campaign.
  • Assist with writing materials as needed.
  • Attend PlayHouse staff and development meetings when possible.
  • Depending on time and interests, research grant prospects and draft proposals.

 

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be an undergraduate student (sophomore, junior or senior)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills including comfort interacting with children and families.
  • Coursework or experience in a relevant area preferred – for example, development, public relations, communications or marketing, or non-profit management.
  • Experience or interest in the work of community non-profits and/or children’s museums.
  • Experience working with databases a plus, but not required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Able to work independently and take initiative on projects.
  • All intern placements are contingent upon the successful completion of screening requirements including a background check. Please be sure to fill out application in addition to sending resume and cover letter.

Internship dates and hours:

June - August (flexible). Summer interns are expected to work between 15 and 30 hours per week, depending on availability.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum